Though monetizing a blog is very important, there are things that are needed to be done before monetizing. They include but not limited to the following
- Customizing your site: it means setting up the appearance of your site/ starting from the them, the header, font’s background, color
The kind of them you Pick goose a long way to define the look and feel of your blog.
Check out the available themes: A theme is a layout and visual look for your blog. Word Press and other blog platform has hundreds to choose from, and you can customize any of them. Head to My Sites → Themes to browse the looks on offer. Preview how a theme will look by clicking on the three dots on the right-hand side of the thumbnail and then Live Demo. If you like what you see, click Try & Customize; if you don’t, keep on browsing. (Want a more detailed intro? Head over here.)
After picking a them the nest thing is to customize your them
Customize your theme to make your blog your own.
Now that you have a basic site, and you’ve chosen a look for it, you may want to customize it to suit your unique needs:
Upload a custom header: Most themes allow you to tweak the look of the header (the image running across the top of your blog) and the background (the color or pattern behind the main text area). Go to My Sites → Customize → Header Image to upload your custom header. (Want more info? Check out this section.)
Add specialized content with widgets: Widgets allow you to add interesting and useful text, images, or navigation elements to the sidebars of your blog (the parts other than your posts). To add and configure widgets, go to My Sites → Customize → Widgets. (To learn what’s possible and how to put widgets to work for you, check out this section of the guide.)
Personalize your blog with custom fonts and colors: Basic Design Customization, which is part of all our plans, allows you to change the fonts and colors of your site. To start experimenting with colors, go to My Sites → Customize → Colors & Backgrounds. To try out some new fonts, go to My Sites → Customize → Fonts. (Need to learn more before taking the plunge? Be our guest.)
1. write a post, write a page, and create a menu to help visitors navigate your site.
Decide if you want to write a post or a page: A post is an update, and as you add each new one, it appears at the top of your blog. (By default, blogs show posts in reverse chronological order.) A page contains static content — something you’re likely to link to from your blog’s navigation — the most common example is an “About me” page that tells readers who you are. (Still not sure? Dig deeper here.)
Publish a post: Head to My Sites → Blog Posts → Add. Give your masterwork a title, throw down some words, and click Publish. Voilà! (Need a little more help? Here it is.)
Publish a page: Go to My Sites → Site Pages → Add. The rest is almost identical to posting, so you’ve got this. (More on pages? More on pages.)
Create a menu: Help readers find all your great posts and pages with navigation that gets them where you want them to go. You can create new menus with pages, blog categories, or your own custom links. Go to My Sites → Customize → Menus to get started, and find out more about the process here.
2. Get a Homepage
You can easily turn your blog into a website, with a static homepage that people will land on every time they arrive. Combine a homepage with other static pages and some custom menus to help visitors navigate, and before you can say “Told you so!” you’ve got a website.
Create your homepage
Start off by creating the page you’d like to use as your homepage. Go to My Sites → Pages → Add. Call it “Home.” Don’t worry about writing it yet — we’re just getting your website set up here. Stick in a bit of placeholder text if you’d like.
Now, create a second, blank page by going once again to My Sites → Pages → Add and call it something like “News,” or “Blog,” or “Posts” — a name that will help you remember that this is the page on which your posts will appear.
To designate your static homepage, go to My Sites → Customize → Homepage Settings: Then, under Front page displays, choose A static page. Next, click on the Homepage dropdown list and select the “Home” page you created as your static homepage: Next, on the Posts page dropdown, select the “Posts” page you created. (This is where your new blog posts will appear, should you choose to write posts for your site.)